Physician - Palliative Medicine

Position Code
Regular Full-Time
MG PH Palliative Med

Overview and Responsibilities

Palliative Medicine – MD/DO – Memphis, TN

BMG Palliative Medicine Services


Baptist Memorial Health Care is a network of hospitals throughout the Mid-South that includes 22 affiliate hospitals across 3 states and facilities that encompass an array of home care and hospice agencies, hospitals, minor medical clinics, behavioral health programs and a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis is a quaternary hospital that supports a full array of specialties and procedures including heart transplant and stem cell transplant and is the flagship hospital of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system and is one of Tennessee's highest volume hospitals.


The vision of the Palliative Medicine Service is to maintain the Specialty Palliative Medicine inpatient consult service while becoming a Palliative Care Leadership Center for the Baptist network. Our goal is to become a palliative medicine training hub for the Baptist system and community, grow outpatient co-located palliative medicine clinics, and expand home-based palliative medicine visits among Baptist patients. Baptist has a separate established hospice program with General Inpatient, Hospice House, or Home Hospice care options that works closely with the Palliative Medicine Service. We want to reach all patients who are diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting condition at the beginning of their journey and at any other stage of their disease process.

Practice Opportunity:

  • Join an expanding Palliative Care team with the long-term goal to become one of 9 Palliative Care Leadership Centers
  • Our Palliative Care team currently consists of:
    • 2 Board Certified Palliative Medicine Physicians
    • 3 Certified Nurse Practitioners
    • 2 Registered Nurses
    • 1 Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    • 1 Chaplain
  • Opportunity to teach Palliative Medicine fellows, Family Medicine residents, and 4th year medical students
  • Participate in expanding to outpatient co-located palliative clinics
  • Participate in expanding to palliative home-based setting
  • Help develop Palliative Medicine Inpatient Service Policies and Protocols
  • Our current hospital penetration (percent of new admits seen by the palliative service) is nearly double the national average
  • Call is currently 1:5 weeks (and could change with the addition of 2 providers)


  • Board Eligible/Board Certified in Palliative Medicine

We offer:

  • Can support H1B and J-1 Visas
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Complete benefits package
  • Relocation Allotment
  • This is an employed opportunity with Baptist Medical Group


Please contact our recruitment team with any inquires or to apply:

Maggie Schmitt, Director – Physician Recruitment; (901) 227-5290


Community Information

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  • Board Eligible/Board Certified in Palliative Medicine


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